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Graduate Recruitment Consultant

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👉 Job description
Looking for a Sales & Recruitment positions in London? Want to join an award-winning recruitment agency working with the likes of Google and Verizon? You’re in luck! Give a Grad a Go is searching for driven and ambitious Recruitment Consultant to join our team!
 
Company profile – Give a Grad a Go
In this Graduate Recruitment Consultant role  in London, you will be joining us!

We’re Give A Grad A Go - a market-leading recruitment agency and early career talent community. Our mission is two-fold: to help graduates secure their ideal graduate role, whilst helping their client's businesses grow by matching them to high-quality and well-suited candidates.
 
We work with a range of exciting companies, from large multinationals such as Google and Verizon, right through to some of the UK’s fastest-growing startups on the cusp of huge success! Having helped over 5,600 graduates find their ideal graduate job, we now want to continue our success by growing our UK team.
 
In our London HQ, you’ll find a hard-working and collaborative team of people working across three core sections of the business - Sales, Marketing & Operations. Although our day-to-day work responsibilities may be different, the glue that holds us together is the desire to collectively be the best at what we do and we are all committed to growing the company as a whole, and recognise that combining a collaborative attitude with a competitive edge is the best way for everyone to achieve their aims.

We take great pride in promoting positivity in the workplace – creating a fun and cooperative working environment that filters through to the way we help candidates find their ideal graduate jobs, and the support we give businesses in helping them to grow.
 
Our office is a lively and fun place to be (check out our Instagram & TikTok!) - filled with collaboration, supporting each other and an eclectic mix of music on the Sonos…. We understand how graduate drive, ambition and eagerness to learn can contribute to our success, and we’re continuously working to build a company culture that fosters these talents. Throughout our three core teams - Sales, Marketing and Operations - we encourage collaboration and inclusivity to ensure that everyone has the space to flourish.
 
Job description - Graduate Recruitment Consultant
You will work in our Sales team initially as a Graduate Recruitment Consultant. From the outset, you will be responsible for supporting our candidate network; from managing candidate applications and screening CVs, to interviewing candidates and providing feedback.

Your day-to-day will involve supporting our team of Consultants by speaking with a wide array of candidates over the phone in order to ensure there is a suitable talent pipeline in place for our vacancies. This role is phone-based and you will need to be a confident communicator and motivated my daily goals and KPIs.
 
This role is just the start of your journey at Give A Grad A Go! The Graduate Recruitment Consultant position is a training role where you can first start to build your confidence and skillset and, after successfully completing this role, you will be promoted to a fully-fledged Recruitment Consultant where you will be responsible for managing your own candidate and client base. 

The step-up to a Recruitment Consultant will come with increased responsibility where you will be in charge of the full 360 recruitment cycle – from shortlisting candidates and managing your candidate network to developing and growing your client base. There is plenty of room for progression and you will have clear goals to hit in order to reach further promotions to Senior Consultant, Account Manager, Key Account Manager and beyond!
 
If you like the idea of managing and developing client relationships, helping graduates start their career, whilst learning the core skills to becoming a high-achieving sales professional, then this is a great opportunity for you.
 
Key responsibilities - Graduate Recruitment Consultant
  • Contacting all new candidates on the system via phone, video, and e-mail - introducing them to our services and explaining how the recruitment process works as well as conducting catch-up calls with existing candidates to ensure they are kept in the loop with new job roles they may have missed
  • Working to daily and monthly KPI targets and ensuring you are delivering on project deadlines
  • Having in-depth discussions with candidates to understand their career aspirations, as well as discussing their suitability for roles and sectors
  • Ensuring all candidates receive responses to their application, delivering clear and constructive feedback
  • Answering our mainline phone and providing top customer service to candidates and clients, as well as responding to contact forms
  • Building your commercial knowledge of sectors and roles within the world of early careers
  • Providing detailed shortlists of suitable candidates when new client briefs come in
  • Ensuring all administration is up to date daily - our top revenue generators are both great communicators and exceptionally organised
  • Becoming an expert in your field and keeping tabs on industry hiring trends and news
  • Attending client briefing calls (and meetings when possible) to understand the nature of the roles you are working on and strengthen business ties
  • Identifying and researching new business prospects and working in conjunction with the Consultants to further expand our network

Job requirements - Graduate Recruitment Consultant

  • Evidence of having worked in a busy client-centric environment - we are ideally looking for someone who has prior experience within sales and has evidence hitting and exceeding targets
  • A passion for sales – it sounds cliché but we are looking for driven individuals who are motivated by targets, commission and excelling in a goal-driven role
  • Commercial maturity - this role is heavily consultative. You will be working with candidates and helping them navigate the job market!
  • Top organisational skills - you will be supporting a team of busy Consultants who will brief you on up to 12 roles at any one time
  • A positive mindset and self-motivation – you’ll need to be competitive and money motivated, whilst being able to bounce back and adapt to rejections
  • Excellent time management and a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills - the ability to adapt and cope well with unexpected problems, to work through issues and around any objection
  • High level of empathy - showing empathy creates great relationships - showing you understand their unique challenges and perspectives

Benefits of the job - Graduate Recruitment Consultant

  • A great starting salary of £25,000 + bonus for hitting your targets
  • Hybrid working model; we will ensure you get set up with your own company laptop when you are required to work from home. You will work from home on Mondays & Fridays but will be required to be in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • We take your personal and professional development seriously - thanks to our regular reviews we help you to put together your own plan for how you would like to develop professionally during the placement period as well as also providing an internal structured training plan as well as access to external training sessions from leading recruitment experts
  • We close between Christmas and New Year, and those days won’t come out of your holiday allowance
  • Your birthday day off - birthdays are for treating yourself so we make sure you relax and have the day off work
  • We finish early most Fridays - which makes your weekend feel that bit longer!
  • Quarterly company-wide events - to keep everyone’s spirits high! Anything from Book club, bingo, axe throwing, rounders, dodgeball, baking, ping-pong, bowling, karaoke...and much more!  Our social committee is on hand to help organise fun activities for everyone to get involved in! 
  • Rewarding excellence - we run lots of internal competitions and set ambitious goals to reward excellent work (with excellent treats!)
  • 3 paid charity days per year - allowing you to take time out to volunteer and fundraise in the local community.
  • Access to BUPA Healthcare after probation– this cash plan gives you access to a whole host of benefits including dental, optical, therapy, health assessments and BUPA Employee Assistance Programme. It also provides access to confidential support services for advice relating to finance, legal, family care and CBT
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave after 2 years’ service
  • Access to weekly virtual and monthly in-person Yoga classes – whether you want to take time during your breaks to relax in the office (we have yoga mats for everyone's use!) or in the comfort of your own home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 30 days remote work abroad once you reach Account Management level–perfect for those who love to travel!
Give A Grad a Go is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability or other. We are continually finding ways to improve the way we work, read our Diversity and Inclusion promise for more information about this.
💰 Job Benefits
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Casual work attire
  • Clear diversity policy
  • Clear progression plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Internal competitions
  • Mental / emotional wellbeing support
  • Paid time off (holiday / sick pay)
  • Pension plan
  • Recognition & awards
  • Remote / work from home options
  • Socials / team bonding days
  • Team targets with monetary prizes
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